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Jim Gullo is an Author, Journalist & Pastryologist

GROUCH BAG, MY NEW NOVEL, BEGINS ITS PUBLISHING JOURNEY!

"Why, that's the most ridiculous thing I ever wrote."

JOSH MARKOWITZ SAVES COMEDY!

 

In Grouch Bag, my first Middle Grade novel, a 12-year old kid from Oregon with a flair for comedy travels back in time to 1908 to convince the Marx Brothers to begin their comedic careers. Helping Josh in his journey are Slivers the Clown (based on Frank "Slivers" Oakley, who was the Michael Jordan of clowning in the early 1900's), pals Omar and Stevie, and Amy Connors, who likes to pretend she's an English exchange student named Elizabeth Walcot Woolcott. And of course, Julius, Adolph and Leonard Marx, before they assumed their stage nicknames of Groucho, Harpo and Chico.

 

It's fast and funny, as historically accurate as I could make it, and a shout-out to the life-sustaining, evergreen qualities of comedy and laughter.

 

"GROUCH BAG" -- A purse or wallet worn under the clothing of a traveling vaudeville performer to protect his or her money and valuables.

 

Publication details to follow!

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES, OLD AND NEW

"Why do I rummage through the sweater shelf in the back of my closet to find the old, stiff glove that Randy Johnson signed for my eldest son, then a little boy...?" -- What's That in the Air?, ALASKA BEYOND MAGAZINE, March 2015 (flip to Page 64)

"I don't want to be attractive. I want to be ravishing. I want the women to line up and leap into my arms, stroke my long hair, and ask me things about my pecs. In short, I want to be...Fabio!" -- I'm Ver' Ready, Premiere Magazine, October 1994

"We forgot to bring pot holders because it had never been our experience that food actually got hot -- or even vaguely warm -- when we camped." -- Roughing It, Horizon Airlines Magazine, June 2013

 


"Long before he built his Tuscan-style winery in Carlton, and before he lost the winery in a series of practically Biblical events, Gino Cuneo was struck by inspiration one night while lying in bed with his wife, Pam. It was 1990..." -- Crushed, Portland Monthly, May 2009

(CLICK HERE for Writing Samples and more Links to my work)

kudos graciously received

"I salute you for giving your son a love of baseball.  There is no nobler thing a dad can do." -- Bill Bryson, best-selling author of At Home and A Walk in the Woods, on TRADING MANNY

 

"The words that jump to mind to describe this book - clever, witty, imaginative, poignant - are all so clichéd that they end up feeling misleading to use relative to FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. This is one audacious, unusual book." -- Janet Noble Iversen, author and psychologist

 

"I love this book. The Guru rocks some of the funniest writing ever about videos." -- Eric Estrin, screenwriter and editor of www.moviesmackdown.com, on TRY THIS FOR BETTER SEX

and now you get cake

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